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DETROIT (AP) - A Sylvania, Ohio woman who says she was strip-searched at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has filed a lawsuit against an airline and federal law enforcers.

Shoshana Hebshi was removed from a Frontier Airlines plane after it landed in Detroit on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The plane's crew had reported suspicious behavior by two men who'd spent several minutes in the bathroom and were sitting near her.

Hebshi says she was ordered to remove her clothes, bend over and cough while she was searched. Her lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says she was targeted because she is half-Arab and half-Jewish. She didn't know the men. No one was charged.

Frontier won't comment on the lawsuit in Detroit federal court. A message seeking comment was left with the Transportation Security Administration.

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